Rensselaer Man Dies After Falling Through The Ice

(JASPER CO.) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a Rensselaer man who fell through the ice this afternoon on a private pond in Jasper County.

48-year-old Timothy Powers of Rensselaer and 31-year-old Anthony Ballone of Jasonville were ice fishing when both men fell through the ice. Ballone was able to reach the shore and call 911. Ballone attempted to reach back out to Powers but was unable to do so. Powers was recovered from the water by Rensselaer Fire Department and was transported to Franciscan Health Rensselaer where Powers was later pronounced deceased. Ballone was treated and released from the hospital.
Neither was wearing safety equipment when the incident occurred.
Agencies on scene: Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, Rensselaer Fire Department, Rensselaer Police Department, Prompt Ambulance Service.